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- Tunisia is among the first countries in Africa and in the Arab world to have committed themselves to set up a system of intelligent transportation to better manage its fleet of buses and lorries. The country’s transportation company (SNTRI), signed an agreement setting up an intelligent transportation system , with the Center for Research in Telecommunications (CERT). Under the agreement, CERT is committed, to monitor the movement of SNTRI bus park via satellite and developing computer systems and communications for the benefit of SNTRI.

- Lagos State government has commenced a comprehensive computer literacy programme involving teachers and counsellors in all primary and secondary schools as part of its effort aimed at improving learning and teaching techniques.

- Pristine Global Tanzania Ltd will distribute the Indian consumer electronics major brand ‘Weston’. The company will sell various electronic products including LCDs, CTVs, DVDs, Washing Machines and Washers.

- Executive Secretary, Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Professor Godswill Obioma has disclosed that the ultra-modern virtual library project embarked upon by his agency has been stalled due to lack of funds to complete the project. The E-library project according to him was intended to serve the entire country, linking all the tertiary and educational institutions in the country to facilitate knowledge sharing and research activities for enhanced quality of education in Nigeria. Unfortunately, Obioma said the N40 million appropriated by the National Assembly in the 2009 budget could not get through at the Executive level for the project to be completed.